During the summer months, many teens go joy riding with their friends. The study showed that having two passengers under the age of 21 will increase the risk of an accident by 88 percent.
(PRWEB) May 22, 2012
Millions of teen drivers will be hitting the roads this summer. The summer is a very dangerous time for teens because they will be on summer vacation from school which means they will behind the wheel for many more hours. Many teens like to allow their friends to be passengers in the vehicles that they are driving. However, this can lead to situations where automobile accidents are imminent.
A recently conducted study has shown that approximately 420 young drivers will die each month during the summer. The study was done from 2007 to 2010 and has shown that about 363 young drivers die each month during the school year.
Parents need to help their teens make the right choices when they operate a vehicle. Some states such as New Jersey have enacted graduated driving laws. This type of law mandates that drivers who are under the age of 21 to not drive during the evening and to drive with no passengers under the age of 21.
After the driver is 21, their graduated driver’s license will be converted into the typical driver’s license that older drivers in the state have. Statistics have found that on average 5,000 to 6,000 drivers under the age of 21 will die each year. A majority of these deaths are avoidable. Teens often do not think of the consequences that are associated with having passengers in the car with them. Inexperienced drivers can easily become distracted by mere conversation with their friends who are next to them or that are in the back seat.
The study showed that having even one passenger in the vehicle who is under the age of 21 will increase the likelihood of an automobile accident taking place by 44 percent. This is a huge danger to teens because they are often not focusing enough on the road that is in front of them when they are speaking with a passenger.
During the summer months, many teens go joy riding with their friends. The study showed that having two passengers under the age of 21 will increase the risk of an accident by 88 percent. This statistics will then increase by 400% if there are any additional passengers.
Parents should really consider asking a parent to chaperone any event where there will be teens driving. The study showed that having a passenger who is around the age of 34 to 35 reduces the risk of an accident occurring by more than 60%. Older passengers can scan the road ahead of them and are more likely to offer guidance and driving tips than passengers who are under the age of 21.
"Teens really need to take to heart the fact that driving is a huge responsibility" according to Anthony King. When passengers are in your vehicle, you are responsible for their personal safety and well-being. This summer teens need to consider driving alone or with a parent to help to make sure that they are the best drivers possible. "At CheapCarInsurance.net, we provide useful tools for keeping up with the latest news regardless of where you live, useful tips for motorists, and access to the most affordable rates and discounts you deserve with a new easy-to-complete insurance request form to guarantee faster online quotes" per a company spokesman at CheapCarInsurance.net.